Phycology International <p><strong>Phycology International&nbsp;is a new, online electronic journal covering all domains of phycology, including the contributions of phycological research to current and emerging issues in environmental, health and industrial sectors. Works on both eukaryotic algae and cyanobacteria fall within the scope of the journal. The subject areas covered include, among others: Applied phycology and biotechnology, Morphology and cell biology, Macro- and microalgal ecology, Macro- and microalgal systematics and evolution, Molecular biology and genomics, Physiology and biochemistry, Toxicology, Health and risk management, Algal systems for waste water treatment, Biogas production, Algae in recovery of metals, Role of algae in medicine. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, and technical notes. </strong></p> <p><strong>This journal is fully Open Access, it has no submission fee and no article processing charge.&nbsp;All papers are immediately published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.</strong><br><br><strong>Looking for rapid publication? Fair peer-review? Immediate indexing?</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong><a href="/technology/index.php/phycol/about/submissions">Submit your paper to our journal!</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> (Francesca Baccino) (Tiziano Taccini) Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 OJS 60 Marine cyanobacteria from Mauritian waters <p>Cyanobacteria are phototrophic gram negative prokaryotes which include more than 150 genera and 200 species. Tropical marine ecosystems harbor a specific cyanobacterial flora while those forming the benthic community are known for their profilic source of natural products as well as their toxin production. Since no recent research had been entertained in determining the diversity of benthic cyanobacteria in Mauritius, this study aimed at identifying the benthic mat-forming cyanobacteria which inhabit the Mauritian lagoons. Samples were collected around the coastal areas of the Island during the summer season from Blue Bay, Albion, Balaclava and Grand River South East. Based on phenotypic and genotypic characters, 11 cyanobacterial strains were successfully identified to genus level, out of 12 samples collected. DNA extraction was performed using a Chelex-100 method which resulted in amplifications products when PCR was carried out. These cyanobacteria belong to the filamentous group of <em>Lyngbya</em>, <em>Leptolynbya</em>, <em>Oscillatoria</em> and <em>Anabaena</em> genera and the non-filamentous group of <em>Merismopedia</em> genera. Phylogenetic inferences based on 16s rRNA sequences revealed that the cyanobacterial strains evolved from a common ancestor, forming monophyletic clades. The identification of cyanobacterial strains up to the species level was not successful using both morphological and molecular characterization, suggesting the need for other important information such as ultrastructural morphology, ecophysiological characters or whole genome sequencing to ascertain their identity.</p> Rajni Sooroojebally, Bhageea Ritesh, Nazurally Nadeem, Vishwakalyan Bhoyroo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:24:47 +0200 Tolerance and metabolic responses of Cyanidiophytina (Rhodophyta) towards exposition to Cl4K2Pd and AuCl4K <p>Polyextremophilic algae, such as unicellular red algae known as <em>Cyanidiophyceae</em>, have the intrinsic capacity to selectively mobilize and adsorb metals, since they are adapted to live in geothermal and volcanic sites characterized by elevated concentration of heavy and rare metals. In this work we evaluated the ability of 3 strains of the genus <em>Galdieria</em> (<em>G. maxima</em>, <em>G. sulphuraria</em>, <em>G. phlegrea</em>) along with one strain of <em>Cyanidium caldarium</em> to tolerate different concentrations of rare metal as Cl4K2Pd and AuCl4K by monitoring changes in algal growth in culture exposed to different concentration of each metal and investigating algae metabolic response and possible oxidative stress induced by these metals.</p> Maria Sirakov, Elena Toscano, Manuela Iovinella, Seth J. Davis, Milena Petriccione, Claudia Ciniglia ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200